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Online: Significant Others: Maud Sulter in Relation
1st June at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
ONLINE: A symposium in celebration of Scots-Ghanaian artist, photographer, writer, educator and feminist Maud Sulter (1960-2008).
Taking her iconic photographic series Significant Others (1993) as a starting point, we’ll trace the connections between Sulter’s photographs and her curatorial practice and networks. We’ll look at her legacy in relation to Black and queer feminist writing, artmaking and organising and reflect on her continuing influence in the context of art practice, collections and research.
The symposium complements curatorial work to spotlight the Significant Others series developed by Museum & Gallery Studies MLitt students at the Wardlaw Museum, University of St Andrews.
1.00 – 1.15 Welcome and Introduction
1.15 – 2.15 Session One: Presentations and Discussion
As a Blackwoman: Evoking Maud Sulter’s legacy through the lives of contemporary Black Scottish identity
Natasha Thembiso Ruwona and Tomiwa Folorunso
Chair: Camila Cavalcante
2.30 – 2.45 Break
2.45 – 3.30 Session Two: Presentations and Discussion
Overbearing emotion on copper; Riddles with Maud Sulter’s Sphinx
Chair: Catherine Spencer
3.30 – 3.45 Break
3.45 – 4.45 Roundtable discussion
Tomiwa Folorunso, Dorothy Price, Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, Tako Taal, Camara Taylor, and Susannah Thompson
Chair: Tiffany Boyle
4.45 – 5.00 Concluding remarks and close
This event is open to all. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you. If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so here. You will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.
This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.
The event will have live captioning by Stagetext.